April 2019

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

Neiman Marcus gets into the pre-owned market, the industry says goodbye to a beloved man, Forevermark names a new CEO and more. New York—Fell behind on your reading last week? Here are five stories to... read more..

Burglars Enter CA Store Through Roof, Steal Everything

The Jewelers Security Alliance said it has seen an uptick in burglaries involving rooftop entry or cutting through the sidewalls.Laguna Niguel, Calif.—Burglars recently cut through the roof of a retai... read more..

41-Carat Blue Diamond Found in Botswana

It’s reportedly the biggest blue diamond ever recovered in the country and was cut into a 20.46-carat oval. Gaborone, Botswana—The Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has announced the cutting and polishin... read more..

Nancy Liu Named Forevermark CEO, Stephen Lussier Steps Back

Liu, the diamond brand’s current COO, has been with Forevermark for 11 years. London—Forevermark Chief Operating Officer Nancy Liu has been promoted to CEO, taking over for De Beers veteran Stephen Lu... read more..

Kering Sees ‘Solid Growth’ in Jewelry Sales in Q1

Gucci was the star of the show overall, but Boucheron delivered a strong performance in the jewelry segment.Paris—Luxury titan Kering started off its fiscal year on a high note, reporting strong first... read more..

Piece of the Week: Anthony Lent’s Lunar Ellipse Earrings

The designer’s signature motifs are enhanced with opals and moonstones. Anthony Lent is known for depicting celestial motifs in his fine jewelry, which are made even more heavenly when paired with oth... read more..

Blue Diamond Ring Commands $2.3M at Sotheby’s

It led the auction house’s spring Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels sales in New York.New York—Blue diamonds continued to prove their popularity at Sotheby’s Wednesday during the auction house’s Magn... read more..

Signet Begins Layoffs After Falling Short of Buyout Target

The jewelry retailer is looking to cut costs as part of its “Path to Brilliance” turnaround plan.Akron, Ohio—Signet Jewelers Ltd. will begin layoffs after not enough employees opted into its “voluntar... read more..

‘Fear’ Author Judi Holler to Open JA National Convention

Holler is a speaker, professional improv artist and wrote “Fear Is My Homeboy.”New York—Jewelers of America announced Thursday that “Fear Is My Homeboy” author Judi Holler will deliver the opening key... read more..

Neiman Marcus Buys Stake in Pre-Owned Luxury Goods Site

The deal will see select stores become drop-off locations for Fashionphile customers.Dallas—Neiman Marcus is taking a big step into the pre-owned luxury market. The retailer announced Wednesday it ha... read more..

Snow White Bracelet Sells for a Staggering Six-Figure Sum

The biggest sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York, however, was a twin stone blue diamond ring that went for $6.7 million.New York—Of all the incredible works available at Christie... read more..

Tiffany’s Spring Campaign Features Kendall Jenner

The spring ad campaign will showcase the Tiffany T collection.New York—Tiffany & Co. launched its spring 2019 advertising campaign Tuesday featuring Kendall Jenner and a diverse group of top model... read more..

Designs on Marketing: Let’s Talk About Relationships

Jacqueline Stone moves on from crafting engaging emails to giving tips on how to manage your contact list.In my last article, we went over the basics of crafting an engaging and meaningful email.But n... read more..

Baselworld 2020: Breitling Exits, Rolex Expands

Breitling is focusing on a company-organized summit for retailers, customers and media instead of exhibiting at the watch and jewelry trade show.Basel, Switzerland—Breitling announced Monday that it w... read more..

WatchTime Launches Los Angeles Event

The decision to add a West Coast consumer-facing show may be a sign of the times as traditional trade shows falter.New York—WatchTime is heading west, adding a second show in Los Angeles this May. Pr... read more..

State Dept. Warns of Possible Enhanced Sourcing Regulations

The federal government is looking to require a declaration of origin or provenance for every piece of finished jewelry or jewelry component imported into the United States.New York—Representatives fro... read more..

Hearts On Fire’s Collection with Hayley Paige Is Here

The fine jewelry brand collaborated with the bridal designer on a series of stacking and engagement rings.New York—Hearts On Fire’s debut collection with bridal dress designer Hayley Paige has officia... read more..

A.F. Greenwood President Richard Greenwood Dies

The industry veteran was described as a “giant of a man” and “the best friend a person could ask for.”New York—Richard “Dick” Greenwood, president of gemstone and jewelry wholesaler A.F. Greenwood, di... read more..

American Gem Society Honors Titleholders at Annual Luncheon

The organization also confirmed its board of directors, welcoming newly-elected directors-at-large Niveet Nagpal and Caryl Capeci.Seattle—The American Gem Society held its Titleholders Luncheon last T... read more..

Bonhams Names Leslie Roskind Senior Jewelry Specialist

She previously held roles at Fred Leighton, Windsor Jewels and Christie’s.New York—Auction house Bonhams has appointed Leslie Roskind its senior jewelry specialist. Roskind has been in the jewelry i... read more..

Sales Representative Wanted at Freywille

FREYWILLE is the global leading company in artistic designed enamel jewelry, with more than 80 flagship boutiques in over 30 countries covering four continents.Our boutiques host a range of jewelry an... read more..

From Conclave: FTC Do’s and Don’ts Beyond Lab-Grown Diamonds

From pearl treatments to composite gemstones, Tiffany Stevens and Sara Yood of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee shared tips on how to comply with the revised Jewelry Guides.New York—When the Federal T... read more..

After Falling 8% in 2018, Silver Price Expected to Rebound

Silver averaged $15.71 last year but is expected to rise to nearly $17 an ounce this year, Refinitiv said.New York—The price of silver is expected to climb this year after dropping nearly 8 percent la... read more..

The Couture Show Will Hold Education Sessions This Year

The trade show will host talks on sustainability, lab-grown and mined diamonds, intellectual property and trends.Las Vegas—Couture has set itself apart from other trade shows with its small scale and ... read more..

GIA Adds Gemstone Material to Retailer Support Program

There are new ruby and sapphire brochures, counter displays and a birthstone flipchart to help educate consumers.Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America has released an enhanced collecti... read more..

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A San Antonio independent closes, watch and jewelry sales rise, and we profile an up-and-coming talent.New York—Missed out on last week’s news because of travel? Don’t worry, we’ve got your covered wi... read more..

Here’s What Organizers Have Planned for NYC Jewelry Week ‘19

They are going to take lessons learned from the inaugural event into this year.New York—If the first New York City Jewelry Week was any indication, consumers and the industry alike are definitely inte... read more..

LVMH’s Q1 Watch, Jewelry Sales Pass Billion-Euro Mark

Bulgari was a top performer in both watches and jewelry.Paris—LVMH had a strong start to its fiscal year, with watch and jewelry sales climbing past the billion-euro mark in its first quarter.Quarterl... read more..

De Beers Says Diamond Demand Is ‘Stable’

The diamond company sold $575 million in rough in its latest round of sightholder and auction sales, a 10 percent year-over-year increase.Gaborone, Botswana—De Beers described diamond demand as “stabl... read more..

CRJC Partners with Kenyan Gem and Jewelry Suppliers

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference and the Association of Women in Extractives Kenya will promote responsible practices and transparency in the gemstone industry.Chicago—The Chicago Responsibl... read more..
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